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Interior of Tropicale shop

Tropicale is the newly opened cocktail bar with Caribbean and Latin American small plates in the Kerns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. With this brick-and-mortar space, owner Alfredo Climaco found a permanent oasis for his popular cocktails and zero proof drinks, both longtime attractions at the Portland Night Market and city street fairs.

Alfredo Climaco, owner of Tropicale shaking a cocktail.

Known for his cocktails and zero proof drinks served at the Portland Night Market and other city street fairs, Alfredo Climaco has found a permanent oasis with his first brick-and-mortar bar, Tropicale. A native of Puebla, Mexico, Climaco started in the service industry at a young age, working food stands as a teenager, and then bartending at 17. When he moved to Portland, Oregon from Mexico in 2010, he continued his work in restaurants while taking English and business classes at a local community college. Climaco received grants to continue his education and start a small business, working closely with organizations that foster BIPOC entrepreneurs, namely Portland Mercado, Livelihood NW, and Prosper Portland.

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